Chicken Cacciatore & Roasted Broccoli

Savory. Spicy. Hearty. HEALTHY.

Chicken Cacciatore is one of my favorite meals. Not only does it take less than 30 minutes to prepare but it also results in great leftovers. Until recently I would have served my family a heaping helping of this dish made with regular pasta. But now I opt for whole wheat pasta, smaller servings, and a whopping side of veggies.

Chicken Cacciatore


  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 package of whole wheat penne pasta
  • 1 28oz can of diced tomatos
  • 1 cup of sliced mushrooms
  • a pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • S&P


  1. Heat a couple of tablespoons of evoo in a large skillet over med-hi heat
  2. Season chicken with S&P and saute for about 3 minutes on each side then remove from skillet
  3. Add diced garlic and sliced mushrooms to the evoo and drizzle with evoo
  4. Add a pinch of red pepper flakes (a little goes a long way)
  5. Continue to cook until mushrooms soften, stirring occasionally
  6. Cut the chicken into strips and place them back in the skillet and top with the tomatoes
  7. Reduce heat to medium and cover
  8. Continue to cook for about 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through
  9. Meanwhile, boil your pasta until al-dente, approximately 9 minutes
  10. Drain pasta and combine with the chicken and mushroom gravy

Roasted Broccoli


  • 1lb of chopped broccoli
  • 1/2 cup of panko or itallian breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup of finely shredded parmesan cheese
  • evoo
  • S&P


  1. Heat oven to 425
  2. Combine broccoli, breadcrumbs, and cheese and drizzle with evoo
  3. Season with S&P
  4. Place in a baking dish and back for appoximately 10min or until broccoli is tender
  5. Toss and serve

2 Responses to “Chicken Cacciatore & Roasted Broccoli”
  1. MJ says:

    Yum! I was ready to eat when I saw the title…lol. Tell me why I actually printed the recipe & thinkin about cookin it tonight?!?! SMH No you ain’t gonna have me in the kitchen with my apron on! LOL I actually pretty much have everything at home anyways…why not?

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